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Vancouver lights up in support of Olympic athletes

No, it's not your imagination or a scene out of The Shining. The City of Vancouver will be lighting up some of its landmarks in red starting later this week in a show of support for Canada’s Olympic athletes.
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Vancouver city hall will be lit up in red starting Friday to show support for Canadian athletes competing in PyeongChang. Photo courtesy City of Vancouver

No, it's not your imagination or a scene out of The Shining.

The City of Vancouver will be lighting up some of its landmarks in red starting later this week in a show of support for Canada’s Olympic athletes.

The exterior lights at city hall, Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the Burrard Bridge will all go red for the duration of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea Feb. 9 to March 18.

The city is also encouraging its employees to wear Canada or Olympic gear on Feb. 9 to mark the opening ceremonies of the Games, and some city vehicles will sport temporary signage.

The Olympic Winter Games run Feb. 9-25 followed by the Paralympics March 8-18.

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